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Indexes tread water near records as Tesla surges; focus on Fed meeting By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the ground of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 27, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

By Devik Jain, Bansari Mayur Kamdar and Lewis Krauskopf

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s primary indexes had been little modified on Monday, hovering near document highs, as features for vitality shares and Tesla (NASDAQ:) had been countered by declines within the tech sector, and buyers appeared to a serious Federal Reserve meeting later within the week.

The Nasdaq led the best way, whereas the eclipsed 36,000 factors for the primary time ever throughout the session.

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is anticipated to approve plans to cut back its $120 billion month-to-month bond-buying program put in place to help the economic system, whereas buyers can even be centered on commentary about rates of interest and the way sustained the latest surge in inflation is.

“I think there is comfort in the Fed and this assumption that the Fed will be steadfast in its patiently accommodative position,” mentioned Kristina Hooper, chief international market strategist at funding administration firm Invesco.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 46.04 factors, or 0.13%, to 35,865.6, the S&P misplaced 4.14 factors, or 0.09%, to 4,601.24 and the added 32.45 factors, or 0.21%, to fifteen,530.83.

All three indexes hit intraday document highs throughout the session, with the up over 22% up to now this yr.

The small-cap was a standout on Monday, rising 2.4%.

Tesla shares rose 5.4%, serving to raise the S&P 500 shopper discretionary sector.

Shares of the electrical automobile maker have charged greater for the reason that firm’s market worth crossed $1 trillion final week.

Among S&P 500 sectors, vitality led the best way, rising 1.5%. The expertise sector fell 0.4%.

A survey on Monday confirmed U.S. manufacturing exercise slowed in October, with all industries reporting record-long lead instances for uncooked supplies, indicating that stretched provide chains continued to constrain financial exercise early within the fourth quarter.

With over half of S&P 500 corporations having reported as of Friday, third-quarter earnings are anticipated to have climbed 39.2%, in response to Refinitiv IBES.

“There continues to be constructive sentiment round earnings regardless of some high-profile misses,” Hooper mentioned.

In firm information, Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:) shares jumped 8% after the European Union eliminated retaliatory tariffs on U.S. merchandise, together with whiskey, energy boats and firm’s bikes.

Advancing points outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 2.46-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.67-to-1 ratio favored advancers.

The S&P 500 posted 46 new 52-week highs and a pair of new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 191 new highs and 35 new lows.

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